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CNN
Jan 12, 2013 3:00am PST
karzai met with president obama in washington yesterday. he and mr. obama agreed to a complete transition of operations by the end of 2014. both men spoke at the white house. >> our path is clear and we are moving forward. every day more afghans are stepping and taking responsibility for their own security and as they do, our troops will come home and next year this long war will come to a responsible end. >> the american forces will be no longer presidential afghan villages that the task will be that of the afghan forces to provide for the afghan people. >> president obama is considering keeping some troops possibly between 3,000 and 9,000 in place after 2014. it's for counterterrorism and training, but only if they get immunity from prosecution. karzai signaled he may be willing to give into that demand. >>> there's new information on that secret service prostitution scandal. >>> this is the one that captured the headlines when president obama headed down to colombia for a secret visit last april. chris lawrence has the story. >> well, randi, victor, the prostitution scandal
CNN
Jan 6, 2013 3:00am PST
the time of his resignation. the article caught him criticizing president obama and vice president biden. the magazine stands by its reporting. >>> now to syria where president assad addressed his nation in a rare speech just moments ago since the embattled president's last address in june, tens of thousands of syrians have been killed and even more have fled their homeland. more than 60,000 people have been killed across the country and the new year looks to be ushering in the same bloodshed and violence. mohammed jamjoon is watching things from beirut. if you can, break down what he had to say. >> good morning, randi. what we heard was a defiant reporting a lot of the same rhetoric that we heard from him when he's given speeches. rarely he has given them the last couple years but when he's given them or given interviews he disputed the notion that there was even a revolution going on in syria. he talked about how there was no fight in syria between the opposition and government forces, rather, it was between syria and its enemies. here's more of what he had to say specifically on
CNN
Jan 5, 2013 4:00am PST
your morning with us. >> we start this morning with the expected next step in president obama's big cabinet shakeup. sources tell cnn that the president is likely to nominate republican chuck hagel as defense secretary next week. hagel is a former senator from nebraska who retired in 2009. the president explained why he is behind hagel on "meet the press." >> disqualify him? >> not that i see. i served with chuck hagel. i know him. he is a patriot. he is somebody who has done extraordinary work both in the united states senate, somebody who served this country with valor in vietnam. this is somebody who is currently serving on my intelligence advisory board and doing an outstanding job. so i haven't made a decision on this. with respect to the particular comment you quoted he apologized for it. >> the president there is referring to anti-gay remarks hagel made in the past, remarks that this ad in the "new york times" points out. the ad from the log cabin republicans also mentions other criticisms of hagel. he has opposed sanctions against iran and some say he has been less than emph
CNN
Jan 12, 2013 4:00am PST
sooner than expected. afghan president hamid karzai met with president obama in washington yesterday. he and mr. obama agreed to a complete transition of combat operations by the end of 2014. president obama spoke after the meeting. >> our path is clear, and we are moving forward. every day, more afghans are stepping up and taking responsibility for their own security. and as they do, our troops will come home. and next year, this long war will come to a responsible end. >> president obama is considering keeping some troops, possibly between 3,000 to 9,000 in place after 2014 for counterterrorism and training. but only if they get immunity from prosecution. karzai signaled he may be willing to give in to that demand. >>> also in washington, vice president joe biden wrapped up his meetings on gun violence. he says there's no silver bullet to solve the problem. friday, he met with producers of some of the most popular and most violent video games. call of duty and medal of honor. biden says he wasn't looking to point fingers, just looking for solutions. >> we have a problem beyond, quo
CNN
Jan 5, 2013 3:00am PST
more scrutiny when congress takes it up january 15th. >> sources tell cnn president obama is likely to nominate republican chuck hagel as defense secretary next week. he was a former senator from nebraska who retired in 2009. the president has called him a patriot but critics have noted he has opposed sanctions against iran and the surge of troops in iraq under the bush administration. >>> it may be a new year but congress it appears is reverting to its old ways, the same old same old. with multiple budget crises ahead like the debt ceiling and automatic spending cuts, the continuing budget resolution, the people who watch capitol hill say the partisanship and brinkmanship will be as bitter as ever. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta explains why. >> reporter: after surviving a failed coup led by his own members beleaguered house speaker john boehner wants to take the same fractured party into battle. in a closed door meeting with house republicans a source in the room tells cnn boehner said he will demand budget cuts larger than any increase in the nation's debt limit.
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